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To the Benefit of No One

Niamh Gallagher: Henry Wilson’s Assassination, 4 August 2022

Great Hatred: The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP 
by Ronan McGreevy.
Faber, 442 pp., £20, May, 978 0 571 37280 5
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... have a deplorable and very immediate effect on Palestine, Egypt and India,’ he warned in 1921. Ronan McGreevy’s new book situates Wilson’s shooting in the context of Anglo-Irish relations at the time. The gunmen, Reginald Dunne and Joseph O’Sullivan, were members of the IRA, which had emerged in 1919 to consolidate the Irish Republic declared by ...

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